Learn How to Run a Self-Directed Middle School Science Classroom
In this class, you will learn how to organize your supplies so that students can have easy access and be responsible to setup and take down the lab each day.
Learn how to set up a self-directed classroom. Work through a series of topics that you'll need to address before launching a self-directed classroom. Learn tips and strategies—some you'll be able to to implement right away and others will take more time.
We'll discuss how best to use the limited time we have together as a class and how to organize
I started my career as a high school physics teacher. Then I entered the field of museum education at the National Air and Space Museum (part of the Smithsonian Institution) where I wrote science education materials and ran teacher workshops. When my children were born, I left the workforce and when they were little, our family got involved with a school start up. My children grew and with them, the school; I volunteered on a weekly basis, running science experiments for my son's class and joined the faculty as the middle school science teacher when the seventh grade was added. Now I write full-time, working to publish the curriculum I developed while I was teaching. Each online course is a unit of study from a hands-on, laboratory-experience perspective. Each activity has a video and written instructions so you'll be thoroughly prepared to teach them.